I am travelling mostly on my own since I was a little boy - then rather hitch-hiking across Europe. Being a retiree today I am just continuing what I also did during my vocational life working with a global company - spending time on the road, trails, boats, trains or planes. It's not so much about traveling itself its much more about people, social situations, history, religious believes, ways of life, food, beverages, all the little adventures, buildings, landscapes, flora and fauna and not to forget speaking and dealing with local people. Essentially, making my own picture - beyond guides and travel reports, having fun how colorful the world is - in all its meanings. To get it right do also look into the corners. That's why my wife and myself prefer self organized tours over organized ones which as an advantage leaves us less depending on time schedules.